It’s really not about the time you spend in the bathroom, but rather… how sly you are! Read on to find out which of my beauty hacks will help you get ready for a big event in just a few minutes! You might have never heard of them before!

1. MIX FOUNDATION COLORS

If you’ve found the perfect foundation yet can’t find your shade, there’s nothing more simple – get two different ones 😉 Buy two packs – a dark and a lighter one. Make sure to find the perfect proportions of mixing them so that they match your skin color. The trick is totally worth the money – you’ll get more foundation in total, and you’ll be able to adjust the shade depending on your current skin color (after a holiday, when you get a suntan) 😉

See also: LIFE HACKING. SMALL THINGS THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR LIFE.

2. TURTLENECK BOB

If you’d like to check how you’d look in a short bob, you don’t have to cut your hair, which you spent so much time growing long 😉 You’ll just want to put on a turtleneck and pull its endings inside. I used this trick, among others, during the this year’s Milan Fashion Week (see the pics here) 😉 Make sure to check it out, turtlenecks are totally hot right now! 😉

3. MAKE 100% USE OF HAIR CARE COSMETICS

You apply conditioners regularly, but have an impression they don’t work? You might not be using all of their properties! Apply conditioner every time you wash your hair (I recommend Swiss Image Advanced Care with black lilac flower), and a mask (like THIS Nivea Hairmilk one) – AT LEAST once a week. Don’t wash it off before the time given on the pack (you can also keep it on your hair a bit longer, and leave it for the night, for example). If you want hair cosmetics to work better, use a foil cap, which’ll help the ingredients penetrate the structure of your hair. A thermal turban with special hot fillers (you’ll get one here, for example), is my newest discovery! You can also resign from using a shampoo from time to time, and wash your hair with the… conditioner! It’ll make your hair shiny and soft, leaving the skin of your head perfectly moisturized!

1. CONDITIONER Swiss Image | 2. SHAMPOO Swiss Image

4. DRY YOUR HAIR WITH A T-SHIRT

The secret of my shiny hair? Instead of drying it with a towel, I use… a regular cotton shirt 😉 Cotton is great for this purpose, and doesn’t damage the hair at the same time. Use this beauty hack especially when your strands are overdried (like after dying) and you don’t want to traumatize them by rubbing them with a towel 😉 It’s a great option if you leave for the weekend and forget to take a… towel 😀

5. A VASELINE… MANICURE? 😉

You’re not patient and tend to accidentally paint your fingers while doing your nails? That’s so typical 😛 I apply Vaseline first, and only then reach for the polish. If I touch my skin with the brush, I just use a cotton pad and remove the polish within a second! You should totally check this hack out!

1. NAIL POLISH Dior | 2. NAIL POLISH Lancôme | 3. NAIL POLISH Sephora

6. DIGIT 3-SHAPED CONTOURING

All you need to do to get the perfect contouring is… count to three! 😀 Apply a bronzer making a digit-3 shape – contour a round line starting on your forehead and finishing at your cheekbone, and then extend the line up to your jaw. Do the same with the other part of your face. Use the same shape in its mirror reflection to apply the highlighter – make an arc from above your brow, underneath the eye up to its corner, and then through your nose up to your cheekbone (above the bronzer line). See how Joan Smalls, a topmodel, does it.

3. POWDER Sephora | 4. CONTOURING PALETTE Zoeva

7. WARM COSMETICS UP

Some cosmetics work better if you warm them up before application. A lipstick applied with a finger will “blend into” the skin of your lips, and the outcome will be totally more natural than if you applied the color with a brush. Before applying a finish, hold it in your hands for a while. If you want your eye pencil to seem darker, use a lighter to warm up the end of it, then wait until it cools down – I guarantee you – it’ll make the color seem even more deep.